SAVE THE DATE – AFRICAN VOICES

Join us (TORONTO GRANDMOTHERS GROUP) for the launch of Contemporary African Voices, a webinar series shining a light on acclaimed sub-Saharan writers. Please see the poster here. The series aims to amplify African voices and to educate by introducing stories deeply rooted in Africa written by Africans.  We come to know a country by reading its writers.

Travelling virtually to Nigeria via Zoom, we will welcome Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, for the release in Canada of her debut novel, The Son of the House.  She is a human rights lawyer, academic and writer who works in Nigeria in the areas of health, gender and violence against women and children.  Pulsing with vitality and intense human drama, The Son of the House is set against four decades of life in vibrant Nigeria, celebrating the resilience of women as they navigate and transform what still remains a man’s world.

WHAT: African Voices Series – Fundraising Event
WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM MST
HOW: Virtual webinar via Zoom

There is no charge for this event; however, we welcome and appreciate all donations made to the Grandmothers Campaign supporting the SLF. African grandmothers are grappling with the devastating double impact of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19.  The event poster will follow with hyperlinks for Eventbrite to register and donate.

To pre-order a copy of this wonderful novel The Son of the House, please send an E-transfer for $20 tax inclusive to maureensurprise@gmail.com. Pre-orders will be available for curbside pickup in Don Mills after April 6, 2021.  The book will be released in Canada on May 4, 2021.  Orders will be accepted until June 5.